she is brown / has brown skin

no_roots

New Member
Spanish, English
Hello!

How do you say the different skin types: she is white. She is brown. Or She has white skin, she has brown skin. Are these correct?

Could you provide me with a list of examples, please. :)
 
  • scotu

    Senior Member
    Chicago English
    Skin color ranges from pinkish white to very dark brown with an infinite shadings of color in between. There is no simple classification unless you want to use the traditional but inaccurate: "white, yellow, red, brown and black"
     

    no_roots

    New Member
    Spanish, English
    Ok,

    but how do say it? She is... or she has.... or both are correct?

    If you were to teach this, how would you do it?
     

    scotu

    Senior Member
    Chicago English
    You can say "She is white" or "She is black" (although many prefer "African-American")
    but you would not say "she is yellow, brown or red,
    instead you would say, "She is oriental, Latina or Hispanic or Native American.

    Does this answer you question?
     
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